TREND ALERT: Out of the water

Swimwear as outerwear...yes this is a trend and a hot one at that.

From velvet triangles at Coachella to laced full pieces with ripped denim on the streets of Sydney, swimwear has well and truly lept out of the water.

Gucci premiered the look at their Resort '18 show this year in Florence pairing a stunning full piece with hologram pants and tube socks - this looks is not for everyone but it does show the sign of upcoming trends to look out for this summer.

Zimmerman put their stylish spin on the look by using ruffled bikinis as crop tops for a party ready vibe.

The bodysuit trend returned a few seasons ago and if you look closely, it never really left.

This summer, it is back with a vengeance and swimwear is at the helm with luxe fabrics such as velvet and silks being used in key pieces that lend themselves seamlessly to daywear.

The trick to rock this trend? Contrasting layers and confidence.

Photo credit: Vogue